Monday, November 29, 2010

shopping shopping shopping!

Roxy and Mommy Spa Day
 Roxy and me had a mommy and me spa day on Wednesdays. Bella was at day care so me and Roxy had some fun. We did face masks and put cucumber on our eyes, make-up, and painted our nails! We had a blast! I asked Roxy what she was thankful for, she said her mommy, Bella, maw-maw (what she calls my mom) and other family members, and then yelled I am thankful for the Indians and pilgrims cause if they wouldn't have gotten along we might not have make-up and nail polish... I guess that's one way to look at it!

This long weekend has been long! After Thanksgiving I decided it was time to get some serious Christmas shopping done. So Friday morning before the sun even thought of coming out me and my mom where off shopping. I must say some places had some amazing deals other, where big let downs! I didn't think target and walmart's sales were too amazing. JC Penny's had some great door busters, all there boots where 29.99 or less, my mom three great pairs normally over a hundred each for just 25. I was able to knock off must of the girls Christmas gifts, there are just a couple of things I still need to pick up but, nothing big. I still need to hurry up and go get there Christmas pictures done. Seems like time is going faster and my to-do list is getting longer.

Me and my mom took the girls to the Rain Forest Cafe. They loved it! Roxy walked around and looked at everything and had a blast! Bella sat in her high chair and had the time of her life pointing and looking at everything. Def. a must go place if you have kids, or even if you don't!

I have a job interview tomorrow for a floral shop. I am really hoping I get this job. Finger's crossed! The hours are pretty good too. Work three days during the week and on Saturday.

Bella still has not been sleeping thru the night... She knows how to get out of her crib so it looks like its time for a toddler bed but, she doesn't sleep thru so I have a feeling someone will be getting up and playing in the middle of the night.

Roxy wasn't looking forward to school this morning, she wanted to stay home. She kept telling me her stomach hurt... I hope she was just wanting to stay home. Nothing is worse then getting a call from the school nurse when your child is sick and you told them to stop faking.

And normally I post pictures of the girls but, today I am posting pics of myself. Since Roxy's at school and Bella's at day care I am declaring today Mommy Day! So that means after I get off here I need to clean bedrooms, do laundry, put the pot roast in the crock pot and get dressed for work. Wow so much fun on mommy day.

Monday, November 22, 2010

so thankful!

With Thanksgiving coming up I wanted to take a moment and say what I am thankful for. This week is going to be busy so I wanted to do it now just in case I don't get around to do it on Thursday.

I am thankful for my two gorgeous girls. They are so amazing! Roxy and Bella are truly gifts from God. And I thank him every day that I got blessed with them both!

My Mom, she is amazing mother who is caring and so helpful. She is always there for the girls and I and I proud to get to say I am her daughter.

My family, they are truly great and I am thankful for each and every one of them.

My friends, who are always there when I need them and always willing to listen!

There are tons of more things I am thankful for but, these are the people that I hold close in my heart and I wanted to take a moment for them. I am truly blessed even though I don't always seem to realize that. I think this is why Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday. It's not about gifts it's about being thankful for what you already have. And I am very thankful! What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Friday, November 19, 2010

An ER trip with Bella

Yesterday I got a fighting phone call from Bella's day care. "Bella is throwing up blood" my heart sank I grabbed my car keys. I got to her day care and she was looking really rough. Her eyes where glassy she was crying she had thrown up on all three changes of clothes that she had. I changed her into some clothes from the car that I keep just in case and rushed her to the ER. They whisked her right back. Luckily, it had not been blood she vomited, it was reddish brown fluid that had been draining in her ears. That makes 24 ear infections this year alone since tubes have been put in. They never clear up! One ear gets it the other ear gets it or they both get them together. The pain she has been in is unreal. She's 20 months and can only say mama, dada, hi and lub (love) and that's only when she wants to do it she won't ever do it if you ask her too. She's been through non-stop pain and since daycare has only completed 2 whole weeks without having to have a day off for ear infections. Luckily I met an amazing ENT while we were Memorial Herman SW. She thinks getting the tonsils and adenoids is the best idea. So it looks like while every ones getting ready for Christmas Bella will be having surgery and healing over Christmas vacation. I have heard that the week after this surgery is horrid. Between the pain and the not wanting to drink eat etc. is rough but worth it in the end. I am hoping and praying that this solves the ear issue. I am worried about her hearing and no one should have to be under that much pain all the time. I must say if you ever need to take your little one to the ER that Memorial Herman Kids is amazing. The brought Bella toys, Popsicles and bubbles into her room. They truly made an ER trip run smooth. Bella is now at home and resting. She's on 4 different med's and has an ENT appointment in a couple of days to set a surgery date. Thank you to everyone who has been keeping her in your prayers!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sometimes a song can say it all!

its amazing how a lyric in a song can touch you and wrap into your own life. Like the song was meant for you. Lately I have been going through some personal issues. I don't want to dump them all on here just cause, it involves a lot of hurt and I have been down this path before and I know more hurt is to come because, you unfortunately have to hurt to be able to heal. And 2nd because I don't want to hear negative comments.

And, as I said yesterday I am happy about 2011 ( I didn't skip a year this time) I know that it will bring changes. Both good and bad. But, its a fresh start.

So here is the song that sums up my personal issues right now...Enjoy...

"well maybe we aint ment for this love"- rob thomas

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Im Back!

Well... well... well.... look who it is... ME! I know I have been MIA for a while. I wish I could say I was off in the rain forest saving trees, or in Europe visiting Paris, saving baby elephants in Africa, or off in new york. Sigh... I was doing none of those things, not even close. Lets see the last month and a half I had a craptastic (yes, craptastic it's a blend so crappy its unbelievably fantastic... don't judge 26th Birthday, Bella has been sick off and on, more on then off :(, I went to my first parent teacher conference and cried (more on that in a bit), went trick or treating with the cutest bumble bee and butterfly I've ever seen, went to school for floral design, started working part time,planning my amazing girls birthday that are a whole 5 and 7 months away, being a mom the most gorgeous 2 girls i know and dealing with some hard stuff in my personal life.

On my craptastic Birthday, Grady and I went out to dinner and I bit into my burger to crunch down on a piece of metal and I cracked my tooth. Needless to stay my tooth has been killing me and I won't be eating burgers any time soon. Grady did manage to turn things around with my birthday gift. He got me Versace Bright Crystal perfume and a versace makeup bag.

Bella has been fighting yet another viral infection and double ear infections. I am still torn over the tube issue, she got the tubes put in back in march and has been fighting ear infections since. The last two weeks have been unbearable she wakes up every hour to two hours in pain screaming, the doctors are no help at this point, even the ENT (ear, nose and throat dr) has been little help. I need sleep, Bella needs sleep and out of pain. I am hoping this new dr. I found will have answers that we need!

I had my 1st parent/teacher conference for Roxy. I am so proud of my 1st grader! After the conference I had to run to the bathroom I started crying. I couldn't believe that my little 6 lb 3 oz baby who came into this world was in 1st grade and growing up! I am so proud to be able to say she's my daughter!

Bella was a bumble bee and Roxy was a Butterfly and they were both gorgeous! Bella found a new love... lollipops! Roxy was more then pleased with her loot! Can't wait til next year!

I settled on the themes for Bella and Roxy's birthdays. People think I am nuts that I plan so early but, I must say planning early has saved me many headaches and has helped me find some amazing deals! Bella's 2nd Birthday Party is going to be Candy land theme I walked into target and was in heaven I found amazing deals for candy themed decor in the Christmas section and there in the perfect colors pink, green, aqua and purple! Found candy land board games for a dollar at toys r us for goodie bag favors!! Roxy is having a movie star themed birthday and I found popcorn buckets in the dollar section at target and movie star sunglasses for a dollar too. I love targets dollar section I think i spend more money there sometimes then I do in the actual store lol!

I must say this year has been going by super fast and I am glad it is coming to a close. I am looking forward to 2011! A new year, a new start... it feels refreshing! So until the end of December I will be listing my goals for next year every Friday. I have a long list of things I want to accomplish and 2011 is my year to do it! :) What goals and/or changes to you have for the new year?